Jan 15 2015 Mayor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Jim King

Mayor Greg Fischer this morning ordered flags on all Metro Government buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Metro Council President Jim King, who died overnight.

Jan 15 2015 Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit O-0182-14-F for IMI South, LLC – Selinda

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to IMI South, LLC – Selinda (Concrete Ready Mix Operation), 1440 Selinda Avenue in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30 day public comment period starts January 16, 2015 and ends on February 16, 2015.  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.

Jan 15 2015 Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit O-1369-14-F for IMI South, LLC – Middletown

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to IMI South, LLC – Middletown (Concrete Ready Mix Operation), 12901 Avoca Road in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30 day public comment period starts January 16, 2015 and ends on February 16, 2015.  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.

Jan 15 2015 Parklands Begins $3 Million Conservation Initiative Funded by Helmsley Charitable Trust

With the ceremonial planting of the first of tens of thousands of new trees, The Parklands of Floyds Fork today announced one of the largest conservation initiatives in the state and the region, aimed at restoring natural ecosystems, improving habitat for native plants and wildlife, and improving air and water quality.

Jan 15 2015 The Louisville Metro Council issues statement on the passing of President Jim King

Members of the Louisville Metro Council reflect on the service of Council President Jim King who passed away on January 14th

Jan 14 2015 Teleperformance Opens New Louisville Facility

Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the opening of Teleperformance’s facility in eastern Louisville.

Jan 14 2015 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch set for District 2

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) will join the Men of Peace for the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch: “Keeping the Dream Alive” as Metro Louisville begins a week of special events to honor the late civil rights leader.

Jan 13 2015 What's the "old water company block?"

Thursday, May 21, 2015Omni Hotels & Resorts is bringing a new, 30+floor building to downtown Louisville.  Construction will begin later in 2015 for the multi-purpose structure situated between Second and Third Streets with Muhammad and Liberty Streets.  As city leaders and media describe the plan, there are references to the site as the “old water company block”  for good reason.   Louisville Water has always had an office building on Third Street.

Jan 13 2015 Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit O-0434-14-F for Clifford Inc.

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Clifford Inc. (paint and collision center), 4432 Poplar Level Road in accordance with Regulation 2.17.  The 30 day public comment period starts January 14, 2015 and ends on February 13, 2015.  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.

Jan 13 2015 Louisville Has Plan to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and The Coalition for the Homeless today unveiled an ambitious plan to eliminate veteran homelessness in Louisville by the end of this year. The initiative, titled Rx: Housing Veterans, will find permanent housing for the 360 known homeless veterans in our city and will rely on the resources of more than 15 local agencies.

Jan 12 2015 Mayor to Present Freedom Award to Ed White

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Ed White, the founder of the River City Drum Corps, is the 2015 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Fischer will present the award 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 during the “Keepers of the Dream” community arts celebration dedicated to Dr. King at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

Jan 12 2015 Louisville Announces Detailed Plan to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and The Coalition for the Homeless today unveiled an ambitious plan to eliminate veteran homelessness in Louisville by the end of this year. The initiative, titled Rx: Housing Veterans, will find permanent housing for the 360 known homeless veterans in our city and will rely on the resources of more than 15 local agencies. To date, these organizations have raised over $9.6 million for Rx: Housing Veterans.

Jan 12 2015 All-Electric ZeroBus Fleet Launches Downtown

Mayor Greg Fischer joined TARC and other local officials today at the Louisville Slugger Museum to kick off the start of ZeroBus service in downtown Louisville. 

Jan 8 2015 Mayor Announces New AED Location Mapping System & Launches AED Registration Drive

Mayor Greg Fischer joined Emergency Management Agency/MetroSafe today to announce the addition of a new information system that will assist 911 dispatchers in helping callers locate life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available near sudden cardiac arrest victims. 

Jan 8 2015 Councilwoman Green and Mayor Fischer to ride around District 1 on Friday

Councilwoman Jessica Green and Mayor Greg Fischer will take a tour of District 1 in a special ride around on Friday, January 9th as a way of working together to get a understanding of issues and concern in the district.