Jan 27 2020 Metro Council Committees for 2020

President David James (D-6) announces the membership of the eleven committees of the Metro Council.  Beginning tomorrow, committees will discuss legislation. “This year I wanted to ensure consistency and a seamless transition.” said James.  “Every chair served in the same capacity last year and is poised to lead their respected committees again.  Together we will continue the business of Metro Louisville.” 

Jan 24 2020 Louisville Has Two More Flu Deaths

Five people in Louisville have died from the flu this season


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (January 24, 2020) – Two more people in Louisville have died from the flu over the past two weeks. Both were elderly individuals with underlying medical conditions. This brings the number of flu deaths in Louisville this flu season to five.

Jan 24 2020 Councilwoman Purvis partners with Louisville Fire Department to check smoke detectors in the Shawnee Neighborhood

Councilwoman Donna Purvis is partnering with the Louisville Fire Department to focus a public safety effort in the Shawnee Neighborhood. The goal; to check homes for working smoke detectors. A door to door effort will get underway on Saturday January 25th   


Jan 22 2020 City crafting new neighborhood plan for Butchertown, Phoenix Hill and NuLu

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability will host a public workshop on Jan. 29 to gather feedback from residents about the current conditions of the Butchertown, Phoenix Hill and NuLu neighborhoods and listen to their ideas for the future as part of a neighborhood planning process.

Jan 22 2020 Councilwoman Purvis announces satellite office ready for 2020 and open this weekend for District 5 residents

Councilwoman Donna Purvis announces her satellite office will be open for business this coming Saturday, January 25th to begin the year of talking with residents who may have issues or concerns with Metro Government.

Jan 21 2020 Mayor appoints Sabeen Nasim as Director of the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Sabeen Nasim as Director of the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization, which works to implement new strategies to engage and welcome Louisville’s international community.

Jan 17 2020 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Jan 17 2020 Louisville leverages $2 million investment toward energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

Louisville Metro Government closed on two agreements through its Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) program that will provide more than $2 million in private loan funds for energy efficiency projects at Tennis Club at Springhurst and a new La Quinta Del Sol hotel.

Jan 17 2020 Groundbreaking held for Shawnee Park boat ramp project


Jan 16 2020 Louisville Parks Foundation seeks community input in 2020 survey

Feedback will help determine future park projects for the nonprofit

Jan 16 2020 Councilwoman Cindi Fowler welcomes V.I.T.A.’s return to the Sun Valley Community Center on Wednesday

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is a free service that helps countless low-income individuals and families file their taxes each year. Its volunteers make sure each participant receives all the tax refunds they are entitled to and have returned millions to our local economy.

Jan 15 2020 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against JUUL for its role in fueling vaping crisis that has kids addicted to nicotine

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc., the largest manufacturer and seller of e-cigarettes and vaping products, for its role in fueling the community health crisis of nicotine addiction, especially among young people. 

Jan 15 2020 The Game Is Afoot Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!
Jan 15 2020 Louisville Metro Government opens second Wellness Center for employees and dependents

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped cut the ribbon on a second Wellness Center for Louisville Metro Government employees and their dependents. The center, located at 6127 Airport Hotels Blvd. off Fern Valley Road, is managed by Concentra and provides annual physicals, urgent care and primary care needs to employees with Louisville Metro Government insurance. Additionally, the new center offers access to a dietician, x-ray and physical therapy services.

Jan 14 2020 Mayor Fischer, community leaders announce free tax preparation service for eligible Louisville residents

Mayor Greg Fischer and other community leaders today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents.

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 19 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2019.